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Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius: A look back at the Olympian’s meteoric rise and fall

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The double amputee, 35, was sentenced to 13 years and five months after he was convicted of murdering the TV reality star in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day. The Olympic athlete, who earned the nickname Bl...

Larry Nassar victims, including Olympians, seek over $1B in claims against FBI for investigation failures

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Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, is spending the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of abusing dozens of female athletes under the guise of medical treatment. ...

Olympics: From clothing hauls to TikTok trends, Gen Z Olympians show new side of Games

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(Reuters)American snowboarder Maddie Mastro has captured the hearts of millions on the internet by showing both the highs and lows of being an Olympian, sharing everything from try-on hauls to competition prep on he...

Olympians pushed to their limits over uncompromising Beijing Covid-19 controls

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Hong Kong Weeks-long isolation, repeat stints in quarantine and sub-par meals -- these are conditions that some Olympic athletes snared in Beijing's stringent system for controlling Covid-19 say they are contending w...

Nikki Haley, Sen. Risch warn US Olympians about lack of ‘privacy and freedom’ they will have in China

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The two Republicans published an opinion piece in USA Today on Monday giving kudos to Team USA as athletes head to Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Amid the congratulations, though, Haley and Risch warned t...

Olympians urged to speak out against ‘genocide games’ while in China

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Speaking at an online press conference organized by the rights group Human Rights Watch, activists representing Chinese dissidents and the minority Uyghur and Tibetan populations urged international attendants to voi...

Tony Blair, Covid-19 experts and Olympians recognized in UK New Year’s Honours List

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Tony Blair, the former UK prime minister is to be knighted with the highest possible ranking in the New Year's Honours List, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. Blair, who was prime minister from 1997-2007, will be...

Australian Olympians forced to undergo ‘double quarantine’ of almost a month on return home

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Australian Olympic athletes returning from Tokyo to South Australia via Sydney will be forced to undergo a double quarantine of 28 days, a mandate that has been described as "cruel and uncaring" by the country's Oly...

Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games

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That thought, full of promise, has been a lifebuoy for athletes to cling to as they coped, as best they could, with thickets of restrictions at the pandemic-hit Tokyo Games that severely crimped their Olympic experie...

Australian Olympians showed ‘unacceptable’ behavior on flight home

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Australian Olympians returning from the Tokyo 2020 games have been criticized over "excessive alcohol consumption" and "loud and disruptive" behavior on their flight home. Ian Chesterman, Australia's chef de mission...

Rafael Nadal jabs Novak Djokovic after Olympian’s tantrum in bronze-medal match

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Djokovic was seen tossing his racket in frustration as he lost in three sets to Busta over the weekend. Nadal, who was preparing for the Citi Open in Washington, was asked about Djokovic. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS C...

Why some Olympians restrict their blood flow to train better

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Restricting your blood flow sounds like a dangerous thing to do, but it's exactly what some Olympians, athletes, and surgery and physical therapy patients have done to strengthen their muscles and speed up recovery....

Why Olympians bite their medals and what they do with them

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The sight of a jubilant Olympian standing atop the podium after being victorious in their discipline with a gold medal between their teeth is an iconic one. We've seen it numerous times at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Ga...

There may be more Olympians who identify as LGBTQ than ever before. But there are limits to inclusion

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The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are already historic, and not just because they're taking place a year later than scheduled. This year's Olympics feature, by one count, more participants who identify as LGBTQ than at ...

Herschel Walker sounds off on woke US Olympians: ‘Putting down the greatest country’ while representing it

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Walker, who competed in Bobsled at the 1992 Albertville Games in France, said public opinion of professional sports, on the whole, will continue to suffer until politics are removed again. "[B]ecause we are the great...

‘Shame’ that US Olympians’ wokeness, protests ruining formerly unifying event: James Golden

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On "Fox News Primetime," host Tammy Bruce noted how Team USA women's soccer players, including Californians Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, took a knee before a game that saw them get blanked 3-0 by Sweden. Players fr...

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